‘Political absurdity’: India roasts Imran Khan over Pakistan’s new ‘political map’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled a new “political map of Pakistan” that counts Jammu and Kashmir and Junagadh in Gujarat as its territories. “This is the most historic day in Pakistan’s history,” Khan said at a news conference after getting cabinet approval for the map.India’s foreign ministry dissed Imran Khan’s Pakistan for its obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism.“This is an exercise in political absurdity, laying untenable...

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Nepal agrees to remove encroachment in no-man’s land near Uttarakhand border

Indian and Nepal authorities held an informal two hour long meeting on Tuesday at the Indo-Nepal border near Champawat district of Uttarakhand to discuss the encroachment in no man’s land by Nepalese citizens and agreed not to carry any activity on the disputed land and to restore the status quo, said officials.The meeting was attended by the district magistrate of Champawat, superintendent of police (SP), Champawat and commandant of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) from the Indian side. The Nepalese...

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Donald Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.“There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nation’s natural resources.Supporters say the Great...

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Over 200,000 leave Kuwait

The Director of Operations Department at the Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Mansour Al Hashemi said 203,967 passengers left Kuwait from March 16 until July 31, 2020, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He pointed out that the work at the airport is in accordance with the health requirements and controls which the passengers must adhere to.Al-Hashemi added, 4,271 passengers entered or left the country over two days, after flight operations resumed from the airport as of Aug 1, 2020, after a long...

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Lawyers minting money as revelation of money-laundering cases are on the rise

The money-laundering cases which are being revealed each day have kept the lawyers’ offices busy after the offices were hit hard by the outbreak of the coronavirus with the issuance of precautionary decisions by the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Seyassah daily.The daily added, the disruption of work in government offices included the Public Prosecution, the courts in addition to lawyers’ offices and led to the end of the services of a large numbers of employees,...

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587 recover from coronavirus in Kuwait

The Ministry of Health stated that the number of coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait rose by 587 in past 24 hrs, total recoveries are no 60,326.This comes after the necessary health checks and safety procedures were carried out proving the cases to be negative, according to a ministry statement.(KUNA)Source : Arab Times

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475 new infections of coronavirus recorded in Kuwait

The Kuwait Ministry of Health announced 475 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 68,774 while 4 deaths was reported the fatalities’ toll recorded was 465.Out of 475 cases, 323 cases were of Kuwaiti nationals and non-Kuwaitis, 152In terms of health zones, 139 cases were reported in Al-Ahmadi, 106 in Farwaniya, 101 in Jahra, 101 in Hawalli and 63 in the Capital, added the spokesmanSource : Arab Times

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‘No silver bullet’ for coronavirus, WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19, despite the "unprecedented" rush by nations across the world to find a vaccine."A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, adding that the international scramble for a vaccine was also "unprecedented"."However, there's...

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of J&K’s Poonch, heavy shelling in Mendhar

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. The unprovoked ceasefire violation was initiated along the LoC by firing with small arms and shelling mortars in the area. The Indian Army retaliated to the ceasefire.Heavy shelling continues in Dabraj area of Mankote sector in Mendhar, Jammu and Kashmir.Source : Hindustan Times

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New driving license system to be launched on 5th Aug

The General Traffic Department announced that the new driving license system will be launched from 5th Aug 2020, Wednesday.The traffic department added that initially it will be issued to Kuwaiti citizens on first stage in the traffic departments in the governorates and through machines in the Avenues Mall and Al Kout Mall for renewal, lost replacement, replacement of damaged license.Source : Arab Times

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